You’ve probably heard by now that a Toronto Sun photojournalist was assaulted on August 11 by a demonstrator at Nathan Phillips Square during an anti-hate demonstration. The alleged perpetrator was thankfully caught and charged the following weekend by the police. It was an apparently unprovoked, cowardly attack by a muscular 28-year-old man on a smaller 63-year-old man, veteran Sun photographer Stan Behal. Everyone should be glad the alleged assailant has been charged; aggressively putting one’s hands on another without permission is never acceptable in a civil society, and those who commit such acts should be punished.
That being said, the bellyaching from Sun commentators claiming this attack was initially ignored by mainstream media because Behal was a Sun journalist and because the culprit may have been an “Antifa” demonstrator was just plain ludicrous.
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